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Press Release

PTC Statement on Comcast’s Decision to Halt Merger with Time Warner Cable

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 4/24/2015

LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2015) – The Parents Television Council lauded the news that Comcast has stopped plans to merge with Time Warner Cable (TWC).

“Families and consumers have won this battle. If Comcast and TWC had merged, it would have created a giant with enormous control over nearly half of all TV sets in the country – and that union would have inevitably been anti-family and anti-consumer. We are glad that the opposition to this merger was so strong and fierce,” said PTC President Tim Winter. “Families should have more options to mold their programming purchases to their own specific needs, and greater consumer choice would have died if the merger had been created.”

The PTC is a member of the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition

The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at www.parentstv.org/blog.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at kelly@kellyoliverpr.com.